June 16, 2011
Hidden in the recent comments on the Dreamweaver FTP Can't Connect article is a solution to a new issue regarding Dreamweaver FTP testing server and remote server problems. Apparently when you set up a testing server (a local server) in Dreamweaver, you're unable to use Dreamweaver's FTP to upload to the remote server (the web hosting account). Or, as "ionrane" said:
I've had dreamweaver settup properly for my remote server.
I added a local testing server, which seems to be settup right – all works well UNTIL I try to "Put" files to the remote server.
For some reason, it seems, instead to connect to the local XAMPP server. Of course, that means it just looks to see about overwriting the file with itself.
Between a hint at the Adobe forums and a little thinking and discussion on our part, we've come up with a solution. I won't copy it here, as it's already in the comments of my article, formatted in a nice sequence. But, if you're having problems with FTPing to your remote server in Dreamweaver due to your testing server definition, have a read. The pertinent discussion starts around comment #74 and ends at Comment #80.
June 22, 2010
NBC San Diego reports that:
California drivers may soon come bumper to bumper with the latest product of the digital age: ad-blaring license plates.
State lawmakers are considering a bill allowing the state to begin researching the use of electronic license plates for vehicles.
The device would mimic a standard license plate when the vehicle is moving but would switch to digital messages when it is stopped for more than four seconds in traffic or at a red light.
<sigh> As if drivers don't have enough to do, even when stopped at traffic signals.
Like, say, pay attention to what's going on around them.
May 23, 2010
After trying all kinds of solutions, including re-installing the Flash player multiple times (and some of the solutions found in the Adobe forums), I fixed IE8′s inability to play Flash. more »
May 3, 2010
I've just installed Opera 10.53, and love some of the new features. However, I use the right-click menu to look up word definitions fairly often — and I prefer Answers.com to the default Merriam-Webster.com. I tried the method I've used in the past, but the switch wasn't made. more »
May 2, 2010
I recently upgraded a number of blogs from WordPress 2.0.11 version to 2.9.1. It all went smoothly except that the upgrade apparently converted certain characters in posts and comments to weird characters. The gobbledygook kind.
If you have the ability to download your database (here's the harder version of getting a mysqldump, which is much easier if you have phpMyAdmin), I'd suggest downloading only the wp_posts and wp_comments tables. Then copy them. Then edit them. (Too many copies are better than none.) more »
April 18, 2010
Although we're not doing affiliate stuff, we've been watching with interest the move by a number of states to apply sales tax to affiliate referrals by residents of those states that result in sales.
This is being referred to as the "modern nexus" — and while I haven't read the underlying laws (and I believe this is still being duked out in a New York court), I would assume that the issue is not quite the same as requiring sales tax from a company that does not do business in your state. Looking at it from a hopefully more balanced view, it could be argued that a state resident with a website offering affiliate links (some of which presumably end in sales) for an out-of-state company might be similar to a company whose in-state sales personnel obtain sales lead (which end in sales) … that is, a point of business presence is established in the state. I'm wondering if I should duck after saying that. more »